This past Tuesday, Waukesha’s full vote count was delayed into Wednesday — actually boosting Mitt Romney’s final lead from five points up to seven points, when all was completed — after the county’s computer system didn’t work. Instead of an orderly online posting of results, employees had to have the paper slips from voting machines hand-delivered from throughout the county, and then post them all over the walls of a county meeting room.We'll see how Nickolaus's deputy manager, Kelly Yaegar, performs in her role in overseeing the recall election. I have no idea as to Kelly's competence in overseeing elections, but hopefully she will be far better than Nickolaus. I hope that there will be no more meddling in the vote counts in the elections coming out of Wisconsin.
As a result, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, County Executive Dan Vrakas demanded that Nickolaus either resign her office, or hand off election duties to staff for the upcoming recall election against Gov. Scott Walker — in which the result is expected to be close, with no allowable room for error by local officials.
We need every valid vote that we can get to recall Walker. Recalling Walker would be a huge feather in the cap for progressives.